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FAQ Pass/Fail Option

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WSU's Emergency Grading Accommodation for Spring 2020 temporarily replaces Academic Regulation 50. It went into place March 27, 2020 and allows undergraduate students the option of requesting Pass/Fall Grading for Spring 2020 courses until June 1, 2020. The main information about this accommodation can be found on our Pass/Fail page. This page provides answers to frequently asked questions.

Repeatability Course Limits


Which P/F grades can be repeated?

PP or F - as they are equivalent to C-, D+, D, or F grades. P grades are not repeatable as they represent grades C and higher.

Can I self-enroll when I repeat a P/F course?

Yes, if you earned a PP or F grade AND this was your first time through the course. However, the grading basis will default to letter graded (A-F). If you wish to repeat the course with P/F grading, use the Enrollment Change Form to make the request. Your advisor's signature is required. If WSU has not returned to on-campus operations, watch for an alternate process.

Scenerio: Spring 2020 P/F course is repeated in Fall 2020. It has not been previously attempted.
  • Student earns PP grade in MATH 171 for Spring 2020. The student may self-enroll in MATH 171 for Fall 2020.
  • When the final grades for Fall 2020 post, the Spring 2020 MATH 171 course will be marked "omit-repeat". The Spring 2020 credits for MATH 171 will be omitted.

I'm repeating a course during Spring 2020. Can I change that course to P/F?

Yes. Once the final grade posts, the previous course will be omitted and the previous credits will no longer calculate into GPA and will be omitted.

Scenerio: Spring 2020 P/F course was a repeat of a Fall 2019 course
  • Student earned a C- grade in MATH 171 during Fall 2019. The student retakes the course during Spring 2020 and changes the grading to P/F.
  • When the final grades for Spring 2020 post, the Fall 2019 MATH 171 course will be marked "omit-repeat". The Fall 2019 credits will not longer calculate into the GPA and the credits will be omitted.

Pass/Fail Course Limits 

Is the 6 course P/F limit in place for Spring 2020 courses?

No. Courses taken P/F for Spring 2020 will not count towards the 6 course Pass/Fall limit described in Academic Regulation 50.

FAQ Pass/Fail Option
Office of the Registrar